Frequently Asked Questions

  • Firearm rentals including pistols, shotguns, sporting rifles, and fully automatic machine guns


Q: What is Athena Gun Club?

A: Setting a new standard in the firearms industry, Athena Gun Club proudly serves our diverse community as Houston’s largest gun club and indoor shooting range. Our premier firearms facility offers 26 state-of-the-art indoor lanes, a fleet of firearm rentals, including fully automatic machine guns, a dynamic live-action virtual simulator, on-site gunsmithing services, an interactive retail store, experienced instructors and specialized training programs, a VIP members-only lounge and boardroom, and over 40,000 square feet of modern event space available for both public and private events.

Q: Are you open to the public?

A: Yes, we have 26 shooting lanes, 7 of which are reserved for the VIP Club. The remaining 19 lanes are open to the public.

Q: What is the age requirement for shooting at the range?

A: Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to shoot on the range or use the simulator.

Q: What if I, as a parent, am unable to be on-site? Is there a third party waiver I can fill out?

A: That’s not a problem. We have forms that allow parental authorization for minors to shoot with a third party. Click here to download form. Once completed, please email form to [email protected] along with a copy of your driver’s license or any other government issued photo ID.

Q: Do I need my own gun to shoot on the range?

A: No, in fact you are welcome to rent any one of over 80 firearms from our rental fleet which includes various types of handguns, shotguns, and semi-automatic rifles. You will be required to purchase our ammunition to use in our rental fleet.

Q: I am from a different state/country. Can I still shoot at Athena Gun Club?

A: Yes. All you need is a valid, government-issued photo ID (passport, ID card, Drivers license, etc) in order to use our range.

Q: What if I have never shot a firearm before?

A: If you’ve never shot before, we require that you take the Firearm Rental Safety Course. This process only takes about 15 to 20 minutes and cost $25.

Q: Can I make a reservation?

A: Yes. Reservations are $25/per lane/per hour. Reservation fees are waived for all members. If you book within 48 hours of your reservation and need to cancel, your reservation fee will be forfeited. If you are not in the building after 15 minutes of your reservation then your reservation will be given to the next available shooter and your reservation fee will be forfeited.

Call (713) 461-5900 to reserve your lanes today.

Q: Am I allowed to use my own firearm on the range?

A: Yes. You may use your own firearm as long as it is in a safe and working condition. We require that any firearm over the caliber of .45 be declared to the staff prior to going on the range.

Q: Can I use my own ammo?

A: Yes, if you are bringing your own firearm; however, due to OSHA regulations, we do not allow aluminum or steel-cased ammo of any type in our facility. Re-loads are permitted; however, a release of liability waiver must be signed to do so. Reloads are not permitted for use in any of our rental guns. If ammo is left at Athena Gun Club for more than 30 days, it is subject to our disposal.

Q: Can I shoot rifles and shotguns at the range?

A: Yes. We allow you to shoot all rifles up to .50 BMG and shotguns with any load above #4 buckshot.

Q: Do you have a dress code?

A: We want all of our guests to dress comfortably, but any clothing that creates a hazard or dangerous distraction or causes offense to other guests and/or staff is strictly prohibited at the Athena Gun Club. This includes baggy pants and clothing with offensive writing or images. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but tennis shoes or other close-toed shoes are recommended on the shooting range. We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone dressed in a manner deemed inappropriate by the staff.

Q: How long are the shooting lanes at the Range?

A: We are an all-indoor range so the farthest distance we have is 20 yards.

Q: Can you draw your weapon from the holster on the range?

A: Yes. We allow you to present (draw) from the holster on the range after you are certified by an Athena instructor.

Email our training department, at [email protected] today to learn how to become certified.

Q: Do you allow outside instructors to teach at Athena?

A: No, we do not allow any third party instructors to teach at Athena. All of our instructors are vetted and trained by the Athena executive team and have years of real-world military and/or law enforcement experience.

Q: Do you have an on-site gunsmith?

A: Yes, we offer gunsmithing services for on-site modifications and repairs to a wide range of firearms. Check out our Gunsmith page to get the 411.

Q: Do you offer LTC classes?

A: Yes. For $100 you can get your LTC from Athena Gun Club. Our LTC program includes 4-6 hours of state-mandated instruction, a written exam, and a firearms proficiency test. Athena will provide you with eye and ear protection, a box of ammunition, and if you do not own your own handgun, you may rent one from Athena. Check out our LTC Page to get signed up today.

Q: What if I do not have prior experience can I still take my LTC?

A: We recommend anyone who is not already proficient with their firearm to take our Handgun Essentials class. For $165, you’ll receive private one-on-one instruction to teach you everything you need to own and operate your handgun in a safe and effective manner. Check out our Skill Development page to get signed up today.

Q: What do you carry in your retail store?

A: We sell a wide range of firearm brands, from Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Heckler & Koch, Wilson Combat, Kimber, and many more. In addition to firearms, we sell optics & sights, knives, ammunition, self-defense products, and plenty of firearm accessories and supplies. All our firearms, knives, and optics come with an Athena lifetime warranty. Check out our Shop page to get the 411.

Q: Do you offer a memberships program?

A: Yes. We offer various membership packages to fit your specific shooting needs. Our basic membership is only $69 per month and includes complimentary firearm rentals, priority lane reservations, ammunition discounts and more. Check out our Memberships page to apply for membership today.

Q: Is Athena Gun Club a good place for events and parties?

A: Absolutely! Our luxurious 40,000 square foot facility is the perfect out-of-the-box venue for your next event. Whether it be for your next holiday party, corporate event, private fundraiser, bachelor/bachelorette party or social get-together Athena will help you and your guests celebrate with a bang! Check out our Event page to get the 411.

Q: Can I buy an Athena Gun Club gift card?

A: Yes! Athena Gun Club gift cards are a great go-to present. Gift cards are available for purchase online and in-store. Click here to order online now.

Q: How do I request a charitable donation?

A: We love supporting great causes in our local community. We take all charitable donation requests by appointment only. Please email us at [email protected] to set up an appointment today.

Q: What are Athena’s safety rules?

A: At Athena Gun Club, your safety is our top priority. Please click here to see a full list of our club rules.

Q: Are you able to do firearm transfers?

A: Absolutely, we charge $50 for any firearm transfer. Please email our General Manager, Mike Jaster, at [email protected] to get started.

Q: Are you hiring?

A: We’re always looking for good talent. You can come in at any time and speak with one of our managers or check out our Careers page to apply today.

Q: Can I shoot airsoft guns on the shooting range?

No, we do not allow airsoft guns on our shooting ranges.

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